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just upgraded kernel on fc4 , nic card no longer works

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hello,
Just upgrade my kernel from initrd-2.6.13-1.1532_FC4 to initrd-2.6.17-1.2142_FC4

now one of my nic cards does not get recognized

i get this error
sk98lin device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization

I have added some config stuff below.

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks

this is my modconf.conf
 cat /etc/modprobe.conf
alias eth0 via-rhine
alias eth1 sk98lin
alias scsi_hostadapter sata_via
alias usb-controller ehci-hcd
alias usb-controller1 uhci-hcd

when i do
#lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800 Host Bridge
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800 Host Bridge
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800 Host Bridge
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800 Host Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800 Host Bridge
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
00:08.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 11)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [S3 UniChrome] Integrated Video (rev 01)

# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
ipv6                  248513  18
parport_pc             28461  0
lp                     13185  0
parport                37897  2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4                21957  1
sunrpc                163557  1
iptable_nat             8005  0
ip_nat                 18517  1 iptable_nat
iptable_mangle          3137  0
ipt_REJECT              5825  1
xt_state                2497  5
ip_conntrack           53625  3 iptable_nat,ip_nat,xt_state
nfnetlink               7257  2 ip_nat,ip_conntrack
xt_tcpudp               3393  13
iptable_filter          3393  1
ip_tables              13209  3 iptable_nat,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter
x_tables               15173  5 iptable_nat,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,xt_tcpudp,ip_tables
dm_mod                 61269  0
video                  17733  0
button                  7121  0
battery                10821  0
ac                      5189  0
uhci_hcd               24525  0
ehci_hcd               33741  0
i2c_viapro              9045  0
i2c_core               22721  1 i2c_viapro
via_rhine              25545  0
mii                     5825  1 via_rhine
floppy                 61373  0
ext3                  136137  2
jbd                    60629  1 ext3
raid1                  23361  3
sata_via                8645  6
libata                 69841  1 sata_via
sd_mod                 21697  8
scsi_mod              139341  2 libata,sd_mod

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Commented:

Revert back the kernel to earlier version, if the latest one is not yet stable.

You can download the rpm file with other computer, copy it over using USB drive or CDRW, and use the rpm command to uninstall the new kernel and reintall the earlier kernel.

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Commented:
yes i realize that works, but not really the answer i am looking for
thanks

Commented:
Hi paries,

You might need to update your kernel modules too.  Get the appropriate RPM from http://atrpms.net/dist/fc4/sk98lin/

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slyong

so i installed the rpm sk98lin-kmdl-2.6.17-1.2142_FC4-8.31.2.3-9.fc4.at.i586.rpm and it installed ok

then i did

[root@ns1 rpms]# ifup eth1

sk98lin device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.

do i need to do anything else after adding the rpm?

Thanks

Commented:
Did you restart the machine or do a modprobe?

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Commented:
[root@ns1 ~]# modprobe sk98lin
FATAL: Error inserting sk98lin (/lib/modules/2.6.17-1.2142_FC4/updates/drivers/net/sk98lin/sk98lin.ko): Invalid module format

Commented:
can you paste the output of "uname -a" here?

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Commented:
Linux ns1 2.6.17-1.2142_FC4 #1 Tue Jul 11 22:41:14 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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Commented:
this is what worked..........................
Got this answer from another source

Hello,

Try replacing sk98lin in your /etc/modprobe.conf with skge:

       alias eth1 skge

followed by a "modprobe skge" and "service network restart" should
put you back in business.


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